Marketing Report IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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Marketing Report IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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00:00
Question 1 - 6
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
1
Why did Leo choose instant coffee as the topic for his marketing report?
A
He found plenty of material on the topic.
B
He had some practical experience in the area.
C
He had an idea of a brand he wanted to target.
2
Leo discovered that in Australia, recent technological developments
A
are producing less healthy types of instant coffee.
B
are reducing the demand for instant coffee.
C
are improving the quality of instant coffee.
3
What do the speakers agree about Leo’s table of coffee products?
A
It needs more explanation in the text.
B
It is factually inaccurate in some places.
C
It would be best to put this in the appendix.
4
What do they decide about the description of Shaffers coffee as a market follower?
A
Leo needs to define his teams.
B
Leo needs to provide more evidence.
C
Leo needs to put it in a different section.
5
What does Anna say about originality in someone’s first marketing report?
A
Clear analysis of data can be considered original.
B
Graphs and diagrams should be original, not copied.
C
Reports should contain some original data collected by the student.
6
What difference between his school assignments and this report has surprised Leo?
A
not knowing the criteria for getting a good mark
B
being required to produce work without assistance
C
having to do a great deal of research
Question 7 - 10
Complete the notes below. Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.
Notes on specific sections of marketing report
Executive summary
  • Give a brief overview including the

    7
    

Problems
  • Link each problem to a

    8
    which explains it

Implementation
  • Practical solutions to problems

  • Include details such as participants,

    9
    and sequence

  • Section is often poorly done because of lack of

    10
    

Conclusion
  • Don’t use new material here

❓ Transcript

Marketing Report
00:00
Leo:
Anna, I wanted to ask you about my marketing report. I’m not sure about it …
Anna:
That’s OK, Leo. So what do you have to do?
Leo:
Choose a product or service then compare two organisations that produce it. I’m doing instant coffee.
Anna:
But haven’t you got a weekend job in a clothing store? Why didn’t you choose clothing?
Leo:
That was my first thought, because I thought it’d give me some practical examples, but when I searched for men’s clothing on the Internet there were hardly any articles. So then I looked for coffee and I found there were tons.
Anna:
Yeah, there are so many brands on the market now. OK, so how much have you actually written?
Leo:
I've done part one, on economic and technological factors. I found some good data on technological changes, how in Australia fewer people are buying instant coffee because of cheap coffee percolators that they can use to make real coffee at home.
Anna:
But there's also a movement away from drinking coffee...
Leo:
... switching to things like herbal teas instead because they think it's healthier? But that's not really to do with technology, it's more cultural. Anyway, for part two I'm comparing two instant coffee companies, CoffeeNow and Shaffers, and I've made this table of products.
Anna:
Right. Let's see ... so you've got the brand names, and prices and selling size, and descriptions. OK, the table looks good, you'll get marks for research there. Where will it go?
Leo:
In the section on the marketing mix, under Product'.
Anna:
Not in the appendix?
Leo:
No.
Anna:
OK, but it's too factual on its own, you need to add some comment in that section about the implications of the figures.
Leo:
Right. I'll do that. Now I want to say that I think that Shaffers is more of a follower than a leader in the coffee industry. Now, I'm putting that in the section on market share. Does that seem OK?
Anna:
Let's see ... so you've begun by explaining what market share is, that's important, but you've got to be careful how you give that opinion.
Leo:
Do you think it should go in another section?
Anna:
Well, it's fine where it is but you've got to back it up with some data or they'll say your report lacks weight.
Leo:
OK. One thing I'm worried about is finding anything original to say.
Anna:
Well, since this is your first marketing report, you're not expected to go out and do interviews and things to collect your own data, you're just using published data. So the analysis you do might not throw up anything that people didn't know before.
Anna:
But the focus is more on how you handle the data - I mean, you might take something like a graph of sales directly from a website, but what makes your work original is the perspective you provide by your interpretation of it.
Leo:
Oh. You know, it's all so different from business studies assignments at school. It's really surprised me.
Anna:
What, how much research you have to do?
Leo:
I expected that. It's more ... I knew exactly what I had to do to get a good grade at school - and I knew I'd be expected to go more deeply into things here, but I haven't got information on how the lecturer is going to grade my work - what he's looking for.
Anna:
Well, one thing you have to remember is that in a marketing report you've got to have what they call an executive summary at the beginning. I forgot that and I got marked down.
Leo:
Yeah, I've drafted it. I've got an overview.
Anna:
Have you got something about the background there?
Leo:
Yeah.
Anna:
Good
Leo:
So I've just made a summary of the main points. I wasn't sure whether or not I should have my aims there.
Anna:
No, that's too personal. The executive summary is just, like, what a manager would read to get a general idea of your report if he was in a hurry.
Leo:
Right. Then I'm OK for the first main part, all of the macroenvironment stuff, but it's when I get onto the problems section ... I've listed all the problems that CoffeeNow and Shaffers are facing, but then what?
Anna:
Well you have to prioritise, so indicate the main problems, and then you analyse each one by connecting it with a theory... that's where your reading comes in.
Leo:
OK
Anna:
Have you done your implementation section yet?
Leo:
I've thought about it - so that's where I write about what could be done about the problems.
Anna:
Yes, and it's got to be practical so don't forget to specify things like who would be involved, and the cost, and the order that things would be done in.
Leo:
Right. Well that shouldn't take long.
Anna:
You'd be surprised. Actually that's the bit that tends to get badly done because people run out of time. That and the conclusion...
Leo:
Any hints for that?
Anna:
Well, it's got to draw out the main points from your report, so it's got to be quite general. You need to avoid introducing new stuff here, it's got to sum up what you've said earlier.
Leo:
OK. Thanks Anna. That's been a big help.

🔥 Answer key (đáp án và giải thích)

1
A
Rút gọn

Giải thích chi tiết

Mình cần nghe xem tại sao Leo chọn instant coffee làm topic cho bài report của anh ấy

=> Đáp án sẽ tới khi nghe "I’m doing instant coffee."

Sau đó Anna có hỏi tại sao không chọn clothing Leo trả lời rằng đó là "first thought"- "but when I searched for men’s clothing on the Internet there were hardly any articles."

=> Khó tìm được bài viết nào

Leo nói tiếp "then I looked for coffee and I found there were tons."

=> Tìm coffee và ra rất nhiều tư liệu bài báo (tons=plenty) => Đáp án đúng là A



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2
B
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Mình cần nghe xem Leo phát hiện điều gì về những phát triển kỹ thuật ở Úc

=> Đáp án sẽ tới sau "found some good data on technological changes,"

Tiếp theo nghe thấy Leo nói "...in Australia fewer people are buying instant coffee because of cheap coffee percolators that they can use to make real coffee at home."

=> It người Úc mua instant coffee vì họ có thể tự làm real coffee tại nhà => Nhu cầu mua instant coffee giảm => Đáp án đúng là B



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3
A
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết

Mình cần nghe xem cả hai đồng ý về điều gì ở Leo's table

=> Đáp án sẽ tới sau "OK, the table looks good, you'll get marks for research there"

Anna hỏi table này Leo không đặt ở Appendix hả Leo bảo "No"

=> Loại đáp án C



Sau đó mình lại nghe tiếp "but it's too factual on its own, you need to add some comment in that section about the implications of the figures."

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4
B
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết

Đối tượng của câu là Shaffers

=> Đáp án sẽ tới sau "I think that Shaffers is more of a follower than a leader in the coffee industry. "

Leo hỏi có nên đặt phần về Shaffers ở section khác "Do you think it should go in another section?" Và Anna nói " it's fine where it is"

=> Để ở đó là ổn rồi => Loại đáp án C



Anna nói " but you've got to back it up with some data or they'll say your report lacks weight."

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5
A
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết

Mình cần nghe xem Anna nói gì về originality trong bài báo cáo của một ai đó

=> Biết đáp án sắp tới khi nghe "One thing I'm worried about is finding anything original to say."

Đầu tiên Anna nói trong bài report đầu tiên " you're not expected to go out and do interviews and things to collect your own data, you're just using published data"

=> Không cần tự thu thập data mà dùng cái đã published sẵn => Loại đáp án C



Tiếp theo Anna nói "You might take something like a graph of sales directly from a website"

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6
A
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Mình cần nghe xem cái difference gì đã làm Leo ngạc nhiên

=> Đáp án sẽ tới khi nghe "it's all so different from business studies assignments at school. It's really surprised me."



Leo nói " I knew I'd be expected to go more deeply into things here''

=> Leo biết phải nghiên cứu sâu hơn (không phải là điều surprised anh ta) => Loại đáp án C



Sau đó nói "but I haven't got information on how the lecturer is going to grade my work"

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7
Background
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Đáp án cần nghe là thứ được include trong brief overview (Give a brief overview including the ... )

=> Đáp án sẽ tới sau "I've got an overview"

Anna hỏi "Have you got something about the background there?"

=> Anna hỏi Leo có viết về background trong overview chưa (include background) => Đáp án đúng là background



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8
Theory
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Mình cần nghe xem phải nối mỗi vấn đề với một cái gì (Link each problem to a .... that explains it)

=> Đáp án sẽ tới sau "I've listed all the problems that CoffeeNow and Shaffers are facing,"

Anna nói "....then you analyse each one by connecting it with a theory..."

=> Phân tích từng problem (=each problem) bằng cách connect (=link) nó với một cái theory => Đáp án là theory



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9
cost(s)
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Mình cần nghe xem cần thêm chi tiết gì vào (Include details such as participants, ...., and sequence)

=> Đáp án sẽ tới khi nghe "Have you done your implementation section yet?"

Anna nói " don't forget to specify things like who would be involved, and the cost, and the order that things would be done in."

=> Chỉ ra các details: who would be involved (= participants), cost, order (=sequence) => Đáp án là cost



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10
Time
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Mình cần nghe xem phần này thường không tốt vì bị thiếu thứ gì
Anna nói "Actually that's the bit that tends to get badly done because people run out of time"

=> Thường làm kém vì hết giờ (thiếu thời gian) => Đáp án đúng là time



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